Like any product, cameras receive a sizable dose of marketing, and like any marketing, that can be... misleading.
Yesterday I covered a video by Matti Haapoja on the EOS R being the most underrated camera of 2019 (I still don't think it is). In a similar vein, today we're looking at the top five underrated camera features.
Photographer and YouTuber Mattias Burling runs through his five most underrated features of cameras. What he means by "features" in this case is essentially any attribute of a given camera, rather than functionality. For example, he raises the issue of color science which is a heavily contentious area. There are a lot of misunderstandings about colors when shooting raw, but that's a topic for another article.
My gut reaction to this question surprised me a little, and I can't tell if it's underrated or not. I know a lot of people are indifferent about it, that's for sure. So what is my answer? Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). I remember the first time I used one while at a Leica event in London and I couldn't quite believe how dismissive I was of its worth. I always knew it would be useful and I'd like it if I had it, but I didn't think for a second that it was needed. Well after shooting with EVF for over a year now, I would hate to go back. It's true it isn't imperative, but for almost every assignment I work on, every project, every shot I take for fun, the EVF improves my quality of life.
What do you think is the most underrated camera feature?